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September 2021

Mission Church with Fountain (foreground)

Mission Church with Fountain (foreground)

U.S. News & World Report Ranks SCU No. 55 Among Nearly 400 National Universities

The ranking again places Santa Clara University among the top 15% of national universities across the U.S. — a distinction it has held since first becoming a national university in 2019.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 13, 2021— Santa Clara University ranked No. 55 out of nearly 400 national universities in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2022 “Best Colleges” edition.

The ranking again places Santa Clara University among the top 15% of national universities across the U.S. — a distinction it has held since first becoming a national university in 2019.

“These rankings reflect Santa Clara University’s unwavering dedication to offering a rigorous, transformational education to our students, even amid these difficult times, ” said Acting President Lisa Kloppenberg. “We are gratified to see our faculty, staff, and students receiving recognition for their many exceptional achievements.”

U.S. News & World Report ranks universities on a variety of factors, including assessments from leaders of peer institutions, success in retaining students, graduation rates, resources provided to faculty, class sizes, and caliber of the student body.

“At Santa Clara University, we place strong emphasis on student engagement, small class sizes, and excellence across the curriculum—which have contributed greatly to our impressive student retention and graduation rates,” said Kloppenberg.

SCU by the Numbers

  • No. 55 (tied) Best National Universities
  • No 37 (tied) Best Undergraduate Teaching
  • No. 49 (tied) Overall Undergraduate Business Programs
    • No. 9 (tied) Entrepreneurship
    • No. 15 Accounting
    • No. 17 Management Information Systems
    • No. 23 (tied) Business Analytics
    • No. 39 (tied) Management
    • No. 42 (tied) Finance
  • No. 110 Best Value Schools
  • No. 114 (tied) Undergraduate Engineering Programs with Doctorate (Overall)
  • No. 135 (tied) Undergraduate Computer Science Programs (Overall)

About Santa Clara University

Founded in 1851, Santa Clara University sits in the heart of Silicon Valley—the world’s most innovative and entrepreneurial region. The University’s stunningly landscaped 106-acre campus is home to the historic Mission Santa Clara de Asís. SCU has among the best four-year graduation rates in the nation and is rated by PayScale in the top 1 percent of universities with the highest-paid graduates. SCU has produced elite levels of Fulbright Scholars as well as four Rhodes Scholars. With undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, and graduate programs in six disciplines, the curriculum blends high-tech innovation with social consciousness grounded in the tradition of Jesuit, Catholic education. For more information see www.scu.edu.

Media Contacts

Deepa Arora | SCU Communications | darora@scu.edu

Elliot Zanger | SCU Communications | ezanger@scu.edu

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